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Constructor

Phaser. RetroFont

new RetroFont(game, key, characterWidth, characterHeight, chars, charsPerRow, xSpacing, ySpacing, xOffset, yOffset)

A Retro Font is similar to a BitmapFont, in that it uses a texture to render the text. However unlike a BitmapFont every character in a RetroFont is the same size. This makes it similar to a sprite sheet. You typically find font sheets like this from old 8/16-bit games and demos.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
game Phaser.Game

Current game instance.

key string

The font set graphic set as stored in the Game.Cache.

characterWidth number

The width of each character in the font set.

characterHeight number

The height of each character in the font set.

chars string

The characters used in the font set, in display order. You can use the TEXT_SET consts for common font set arrangements.

charsPerRow number <optional>

The number of characters per row in the font set. If not given charsPerRow will be the image width / characterWidth.

xSpacing number <optional>
0

If the characters in the font set have horizontal spacing between them set the required amount here.

ySpacing number <optional>
0

If the characters in the font set have vertical spacing between them set the required amount here.

xOffset number <optional>
0

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the X coordinate offset here.

yOffset number <optional>
0

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the Y coordinate offset here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 25)

Extends

Public Properties

[static] ALIGN_CENTER : string

Align each line of multi-line text in the center.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 205)

[static] ALIGN_LEFT : string

Align each line of multi-line text to the left.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 191)

[static] ALIGN_RIGHT : string

Align each line of multi-line text to the right.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 198)

[static] TEXT_SET1 : string

Text Set 1 = !"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[]^_`abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{ | }~

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 212)

[static] TEXT_SET2 : string

Text Set 2 = !"#$%&'()*+,-./0123456789:;<=>?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 219)

[static] TEXT_SET3 : string

Text Set 3 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 226)

[static] TEXT_SET4 : string

Text Set 4 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 0123456789

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 233)

[static] TEXT_SET5 : string

Text Set 5 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.,/() '!?-*:0123456789

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 240)

[static] TEXT_SET6 : string

Text Set 6 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!?:;0123456789"(),-.'

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 247)

[static] TEXT_SET7 : string

Text Set 7 = AGMSY+:4BHNTZ!;5CIOU.?06DJPV,(17EKQW")28FLRX-'39

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 254)

[static] TEXT_SET8 : string

Text Set 8 = 0123456789 .ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 261)

[static] TEXT_SET9 : string

Text Set 9 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ()-0123456789.:,'"?!

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 268)

[static] TEXT_SET10 : string

Text Set 10 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 275)

[static] TEXT_SET11 : string

Text Set 11 = ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.,"-+!?()':;0123456789

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 282)

align : string

Alignment of the text when multiLine = true or a fixedWidth is set. Set to RetroFont.ALIGN_LEFT (default), RetroFont.ALIGN_RIGHT or RetroFont.ALIGN_CENTER.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 77)

autoUpperCase : boolean

Automatically convert any text to upper case. Lots of old bitmap fonts only contain upper-case characters, so the default is true.

Default Value
  • true
Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 89)

baseTexture : PIXI.BaseTexture

The base texture object that this texture uses

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 78)

characterHeight : number

The height of each character in the font set.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 45)

characterPerRow : number

The number of characters per row in the font set.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 60)

characterSpacingX : number

If the characters in the font set have horizontal spacing between them set the required amount here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 50)

characterSpacingY : number

If the characters in the font set have vertical spacing between them set the required amount here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 55)

characterWidth : number

The width of each character in the font set.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 40)

crop :Rectangle

This is the area of the BaseTexture image to actually copy to the Canvas / WebGL when rendering, irrespective of the actual frame size or placement (which can be influenced by trimmed texture atlases)

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 69)

customSpacingX : number

Adds horizontal spacing between each character of the font, in pixels.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 95)

customSpacingY : number

Adds vertical spacing between each line of multi-line text, set in pixels.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 101)

fixedWidth : number

If you need this RetroFont image to have a fixed width you can set the width in this value. If text is wider than the width specified it will be cropped off.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 108)

fontSet :Image

A reference to the image stored in the Game.Cache that contains the font.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 113)

frame :Rectangle

The framing rectangle of the render texture

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 61)

frameData : Phaser.FrameData

The FrameData representing this Retro Font.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 130)

game : Phaser.Game

A reference to the currently running game.

Inherited From
Source code: gameobjects/RenderTexture.js (Line 31)

height : number

The height of the render texture

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 45)

key : string

The key of the RenderTexture in the Cache, if stored there.

Inherited From
Source code: gameobjects/RenderTexture.js (Line 36)

matrix :PIXI.Matrix

The matrix that is applied when display objects are rendered to this RenderTexture.

Inherited From
Source code: gameobjects/RenderTexture.js (Line 46)

multiLine : boolean

If set to true all carriage-returns in text will form new lines (see align). If false the font will only contain one single line of text (the default)

Default Value
  • false
Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 83)

noFrame : boolean

Does this Texture have any frame data assigned to it?

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/Texture.js (Line 33)

[readonly] offsetX : number

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the X coordinate offset here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 66)

[readonly] offsetY : number

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the Y coordinate offset here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 72)

renderer : PIXI.CanvasRenderer | PIXI.WebGLRenderer

The renderer this RenderTexture uses. A RenderTexture can only belong to one renderer at the moment if its webGL.

Type
Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 99)

requiresUpdate : boolean

This will let a renderer know that a texture has been updated (used mainly for webGL uv updates)

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/Texture.js (Line 84)

resolution : number

The Resolution of the texture.

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 53)

smoothed

Properties:
Name Type Description
text string

Set this value to update the text in this sprite. Carriage returns are automatically stripped out if multiLine is false. Text is converted to upper case if autoUpperCase is true.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 598)

[readonly] stamp : Phaser.Image

The image that is stamped to the RenderTexture for each character in the font.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 172)

text : string

Set this value to update the text in this sprite. Carriage returns are automatically stripped out if multiLine is false. Text is converted to upper case if autoUpperCase is true.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 560)

trim :Rectangle

The texture trim data.

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/Texture.js (Line 68)

type : number

Base Phaser object type.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 179)

valid : boolean

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 125)

width : number

The with of the render texture

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 37)

Public Methods

buildRetroFontText()

Updates the texture with the new text.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 337)

clear()

Clears the RenderTexture.

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 173)

destroy(destroyBase)

Destroys this texture

Parameters
Name Type Description
destroyBase Boolean

Whether to destroy the base texture as well

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/Texture.js (Line 158)

getBase64() → {String}

Will return a a base64 encoded string of this texture. It works by calling RenderTexture.getCanvas and then running toDataURL on that.

Returns
String -

A base64 encoded string of the texture.

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 293)

getCanvas() → {HTMLCanvasElement}

Creates a Canvas element, renders this RenderTexture to it and then returns it.

Returns
HTMLCanvasElement -

A Canvas element with the texture rendered on.

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 304)

getImage() → {Image}

Will return a HTML Image of the texture

Returns
Image -
Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 280)

getLongestLine() → {number}

Works out the longest line of text in _text and returns its length

Returns
number -

The length of the longest line of text.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 470)

pasteLine(line, x, y, customSpacingX)

Internal function that takes a single line of text (2nd parameter) and pastes it into the BitmapData at the given coordinates. Used by getLine and getMultiLine

Parameters
Name Type Description
line string

The single line of text to paste.

x number

The x coordinate.

y number

The y coordinate.

customSpacingX number

Custom X spacing.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 428)

<internal> removeUnsupportedCharacters(stripCR) → {string}

Internal helper function that removes all unsupported characters from the _text String, leaving only characters contained in the font set.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
stripCR boolean <optional>
true

Should it strip carriage returns as well?

Returns
string -

A clean version of the string.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 497)

render(displayObject, position, clear)

This function will draw the display object to the texture.

Parameters
Name Type Description
displayObject Phaser.Sprite | Phaser.Image | Phaser.Text | Phaser.BitmapText | Phaser.Group

The display object to render to this texture.

position Phaser.Point

A Point object containing the position to render the display object at.

clear boolean

If true the texture will be cleared before the display object is drawn.

Inherited From
Source code: gameobjects/RenderTexture.js (Line 82)

renderXY(displayObject, x, y, clear)

This function will draw the display object to the texture.

Parameters
Name Type Description
displayObject Phaser.Sprite | Phaser.Image | Phaser.Text | Phaser.BitmapText | Phaser.Group

The display object to render to this texture.

x number

The x position to render the object at.

y number

The y position to render the object at.

clear boolean

If true the texture will be cleared before the display object is drawn.

Inherited From
Source code: gameobjects/RenderTexture.js (Line 57)

resize(width, height, updateBase)

Resizes the RenderTexture.

Parameters
Name Type Description
width Number

The width to resize to.

height Number

The height to resize to.

updateBase Boolean

Should the baseTexture.width and height values be resized as well?

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/RenderTexture.js (Line 137)

setFixedWidth(width, lineAlignment)

If you need this RetroFont to have a fixed width and custom alignment you can set the width here. If text is wider than the width specified it will be cropped off.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
width number

Width in pixels of this RetroFont. Set to zero to disable and re-enable automatic resizing.

lineAlignment string <optional>
'left'

Align the text within this width. Set to RetroFont.ALIGN_LEFT (default), RetroFont.ALIGN_RIGHT or RetroFont.ALIGN_CENTER.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 284)

setFrame(frame)

Specifies the region of the baseTexture that this texture will use.

Parameters
Name Type Description
frame Rectangle

The frame of the texture to set it to

Inherited From
Source code: pixi/textures/Texture.js (Line 171)

setText(content, multiLine, characterSpacing, lineSpacing, lineAlignment, allowLowerCase)

A helper function that quickly sets lots of variables at once, and then updates the text.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
content string

The text of this sprite.

multiLine boolean <optional>
false

Set to true if you want to support carriage-returns in the text and create a multi-line sprite instead of a single line.

characterSpacing number <optional>
0

To add horizontal spacing between each character specify the amount in pixels.

lineSpacing number <optional>
0

To add vertical spacing between each line of text, set the amount in pixels.

lineAlignment string <optional>
'left'

Align each line of multi-line text. Set to RetroFont.ALIGN_LEFT, RetroFont.ALIGN_RIGHT or RetroFont.ALIGN_CENTER.

allowLowerCase boolean <optional>
false

Lots of bitmap font sets only include upper-case characters, if yours needs to support lower case then set this to true.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 302)

updateOffset(xOffset, yOffset)

Updates the x and/or y offset that the font is rendered from. This updates all of the texture frames, so be careful how often it is called. Note that the values given for the x and y properties are either ADDED to or SUBTRACTED from (if negative) the existing offsetX/Y values of the characters. So if the current offsetY is 8 and you want it to start rendering from y16 you would call updateOffset(0, 8) to add 8 to the current y offset.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
xOffset number <optional>
0

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the X coordinate offset here.

yOffset number <optional>
0

If the font set doesn't start at the top left of the given image, specify the Y coordinate offset here.

Source code: gameobjects/RetroFont.js (Line 525)